A friend recently talked to me about his photography was driven by some of his fears, noteably the fear of getting old. I think some of my recent work taps into this a little, both in terms of what I am photographing, and how I am doing it. I think leaning into fear is a good thing; it’s healthy to understand our fears. So if there’s a little bit of dark beauty in these images it’s probably from that. I spent the last week in Bahamas on board a little research vessel, the R/V Kate, with six other divers and many, many sharks. Here are some of those images.
Before you dive in (ahem, sorry about that) to these, would you do me a favour and watch, and comment on, this short 3 minute video I made? I’m at a crossroads and I’m hoping you can help me understand what kind of struggles, frustrations, questions, and ruts you are facing in your photographic and creative life. For 5 random commenters (please leave the comments on the YouTube video itself, it’ll help me keep them in one place) I’ll send out a signed copy of The Soul of the Camera when it’s out in June. This is a huge help to me and will help determine the content of this blog and other resources for the next year or two. Thank you so much!